Maintained for Historical Purposes

This resource is being maintained for historical purposes only and is not currently applicable.

AwardYear: 1996-1997
ChapterNumber: 1
ChapterTitle: Basic Requirements
Section: Introduction
PageNumber:


This guide will assist financial aid administrators in completing
verification, the process of checking the accuracy of the information
students provide when they apply for federal student aid from the
U.S. Department of Education (ED). Verification is only
REQUIRED for certain applicants, but you may verify the
application information of any student who applies for federal
student aid.

[[HEA of 1965, as amended]]
[[34 CFR Part 668, Subpart E]]
The verification procedures are governed by the Higher Education
Act of 1965, as amended, and Subpart E of 34 CFR Part 668,
"Verification of Student Aid Applicant Information," published in
the Federal Register on April 29, 1994, November 29, 1994, and
June 30, 1995.


INTRODUCTION

[[Programs covered by verification requirements]]
The verification requirements explained in this guide apply to all
applicants for federal student aid under the following SFA programs:

- The Federal Pell Grant Program

- The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
Program*1*

- The Federal Stafford Loan Program*2*

- The Campus-Based Programs

- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants FSEOG)

- Federal Perkins Loans

- Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Verification is not required for (1) the State Student Incentive Grant
(SSIG) Program, unless the school is certain that an applicant's state
grant contains federal funds, or (2) the Robert C. Byrd Honors
Scholarship Program. Note that the Paul Douglas Teacher
Scholarship Program and the National Science Scholarship Program
(NSSP) have not been funded for 1996-97.

[[The list summarizing the programs for which verification is and is
not required on page 2 is currently unavailable for viewing.
Please reference your paper document for additional information.]]

Under the Title IV Quality Assurance (QA) Program, participating
schools develop and implement a quality improvement approach to
SFA program administration and delivery. QA schools are exempt
from certain administrative and procedural requirements, including
verification requirements, as prescribed by regulations. The QA
Program methodology provides QA schools with an alternative
management approach for developing and refining their own systems
for verifying institutional and student financial aid application data.
Participating schools should refer to the QA Workbook for
verification exemptions. NOTE THAT ALL CURRENT
REQUIREMENTS FOR DISBURSEMENT, UPDATING, AND
DEADLINES--AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR FAILING TO
PROVIDE REQUESTED DOCUMENTS--STILL APPLY TO QA
SCHOOLS.

Last Modified: 02/10/1998